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Interesting fact that Conservative Christians would love to ignore and state otherwise in their already controversial textbooks: "under God" wasn't originally in the Pledge of Allegiance. It was added much later in 1954.

The Pledge of AllegianceView the original text of history's most important documents, including The Pledge of Allegiancehttp://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm
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Actually, we really don't care when it was put there. We just like the fact that it's there.

1954, that would have been under Eisenhower. I think he was one of the better presidents.

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Are you saying that Christian 'controversial textbooks' say and/or allude otherwise? Can you name them and the school districts using them, since you allude to them giving false information.

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nobody cares... bwahahaha

@faceman nobody cares... bwahahaha

I know! I feel like that's the case with right wingers and facts

Especially when they whine bout Liberals changing tradition... bwahahaha

I never knew that. tell us more.

'Twas also written by a socialist bahahahah

Just like the Democrats are still confederate lovers and Native Americans were treated like kings

@TomboyJanet Just like the Democrats are still confederate lovers and Native Americans were treated like kings

The Democrats drag up crap from the past to keep people divided, and it's their own former policies they're railing against.

Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was... the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and is considered the founder of the Democratic Party.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson

The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress on May 28, 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who signed it into law two days later.

Christian missionaries protested against the law's passage.

The Removal Act paved the way for the forced expulsion of tens of thousands of American Indians from their traditional homelands to the West, an event widely known as the "Trail of Tears," a forced resettlement of the native population.

The Seminoles and other tribes did not leave peacefully. Along with fugitive slaves they resisted the removal. The Second Seminole War lasted from 1835 to 1842 and resulted in the government allowing the Seminoles to remain in the south Florida swamp lands. Only a small number remained, and around 3,000 were killed in the war between U.S. soldiers and Seminoles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Removal_Act

@Maze The Democrats drag up crap from the past to keep people divided, and it's their own former policies they're railing...

The old democratic party is not even close to what it is today. If the old democratic party's ideals still were those they held to day why are republicans flying confederate flags?

@TomboyJanet The old democratic party is not even close to what it is today. If the old democratic party's ideals still were...

The DNC still uses the same "Divide 'N' Conquer" techniques, they've just switched from stoking white racism to stoking racism in other groups (which indirectly stokes white racism).

Southerners see the confederate flag as a symbol of their cultural heritage, much of which was positive, and remember that pretty much every major flag has flown over human rights abuses.

The Republican party was formed for the express purpose of abolishing slavery.

@Maze The DNC still uses the same "Divide 'N' Conquer" techniques, they've just switched from stoking white racism to...

I love what Lincoln republicans stood for, I don't like what greedy Trump-publicans stand for ($$$$$$$$ above all else)

@TomboyJanet I love what Lincoln republicans stood for, I don't like what greedy Trump-publicans stand for ($$$$$$$$ above all else)

Everybody wants money, it's a necessity. The main difference between the Republican base and the Democrat base is the GOP seek personal advancement through free enterprise and hard work. The Dems seek personal advancement too, but they see the government as a way to achieve it. It's an illusion, the government cannot give anything it hasn't taken.

Wealth is created when you take something less valuable and make it into something more valuable. Take iron ore and coal and make steel, form that steel into ships and cars and buildings - that's the essence of wealth creation... and it's been that way since the beginning. Find a straight, hard stick and burn it's end in a fire, work it to a point on a flat rock, now you have a spear.

Since the government doesn't actually create anything, money invested in it is a dead loss beyond a certain point. It's necessary to maintain order, but it's definitely not a panacea for everyone's problems, economic or otherwise. Everyone needs wealth, and there's really only one way to create it: make something more valuable out of something less valuable.

Look at the Swiss - tiny country, not much arable land, yet they have skills. A watchmaker can take about $2000 worth of precious metals and make a $150,000 watch out of it. Now that's wealth creation.

@Maze Everybody wants money, it's a necessity. The main difference between the Republican base and the Democrat base is...

I don't see how inheriting money is personal achievement. Trump inherited money With his business sense he would NEVER get to where he is today. Just look at the carcasses he left behind (Taj Mahal), the shady rip offs he created (trump U, Trump Foundation) I don't want trust fund babies to get my money. They don't deserve it.

@TomboyJanet I don't see how inheriting money is personal achievement. Trump inherited money With his business sense he would...

Trump's opportunities in life have been somewhat unusual, but he did a good job of capitalizing on them. If you're a 69 year old billionaire and you don't have a closet full of skeletons, you're... lets say, ahead of the curve. Trump has failed from time to time, spectacularly on occasion, but overall he's a very competent and effective person, you could do worse.

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